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Update on Healy, Renda departure from Nome

NOME, Alaska - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy begins breaking the tanker vessel Renda from the ice near Nome, Alaska, Jan. 20, 2012. The vessels will now begin the more than 360 mile journey through the frozen Bering Sea to open ocean. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

NOME, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy begins breaking the tanker vessel Renda from the ice near Nome, Alaska, Jan. 20, 2012. The vessels will now begin the more than 360 mile journey through the frozen Bering Sea to open ocean. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

 

NOME, Alaska - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy makes a pass by the tanker vessel Renda while freeing the tanker from the ice Jan. 20, 2012. The two vessels arrived just off the coast of Nome Jan. 12, 2012 for the Renda to transfer fuel to the city. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

NOME, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy makes a pass by the tanker vessel Renda while freeing the tanker from the ice Jan. 20, 2012. The two vessels arrived just off the coast of Nome Jan. 12, 2012 for the Renda to transfer fuel to the city. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

NOME, Alaska - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy makes a pass by the tanker vessel Renda while freeing the tanker from the ice Jan. 20, 2012. The two vessels arrived just off the coast of Nome Jan. 12, 2012 for the Renda to transfer fuel to the city. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

NOME, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy makes a pass by the tanker vessel Renda while freeing the tanker from the ice Jan. 20, 2012. The two vessels arrived just off the coast of Nome Jan. 12, 2012 for the Renda to transfer fuel to the city. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

NOME, Alaska - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy prepares to make a pass by the tanker vessel Renda while freeing the tanker from the ice outside Nome harbor Jan. 20. 2012. The Healy safely escorted the Renda to Nome to deliver more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel to the city and is now leading the tanker back to ice-free waters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

NOME, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy prepares to make a pass by the tanker vessel Renda while freeing the tanker from the ice outside Nome harbor Jan. 20. 2012. The Healy safely escorted the Renda to Nome to deliver more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel to the city and is now leading the tanker back to ice-free waters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Update of Coast Guard operations in Nome

 

NOME, Alaska - Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew offer tours to residents of Nome, Alaska, on Jan. 18, 2012. The helicopter crew landed in town and the civilians crossed frozen sea ice to visit the cutter half a mile off shore. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

NOME, Alaska - Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew offer tours to residents of Nome, Alaska, on Jan. 18, 2012. The helicopter crew landed in town and the civilians crossed frozen sea ice to visit the cutter half a mile off shore. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

 

NOME, Alaska - An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts an ice landing beside the Coast Guard Cutter Healy offshore of Nome, Alaska, on Jan. 18, 2012. Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.
NOME, Alaska - An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts an ice landing beside the Coast Guard Cutter Healy offshore of Nome, Alaska, on Jan. 18, 2012. Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

 

 

 

 

NOME, Alaska – Nome residents, young and old, seize an opportunity to get a closer look at a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Jan. 18, 2012. The crew of the Dolphin landed the aircraft on a beach near the city during a community event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

NOME, Alaska – Nome residents, young and old, seize an opportunity to get a closer look at a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Jan. 18, 2012.

The crew of the Dolphin landed the aircraft on a beach near the city during a community event.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

NOME, Alaska - Tanker vessel Renda remains offshore as the transfer of 1.3 million gallons of fuel nears completion on Jan. 18, 2012. The Coast Guard Cutter Healy has been escorting and breaking ice for Renda since Jan. 3, 2012, and will soon begin breaking more than 300 miles of ice for the return trip. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

NOME, Alaska - Tanker vessel Renda remains offshore as the transfer of 1.3 million gallons of fuel nears completion on Jan. 18, 2012.

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy has been escorting and breaking ice for Renda since Jan. 3, 2012, and will soon begin breaking more than 360 miles of ice for the return trip.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

 

NOME, Alaska - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lands on a frozen sea ice sheet on Jan. 18, 2012. The helicopter and crew have been traveling with the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, during the escort of the tanker vessel Renda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler.

NOME, Alaska - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lands on a frozen sea ice sheet on Jan. 18, 2012.

Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler.

 

NOME, Alaska - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lands on a frozen sea ice sheet in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on Jan. 18, 2012. Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler.  NOME, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter crew ascends from a mountain with the city of Nome in the background Jan. 16, 2012. The crew of the Dolphin provided ice reconnaissance for the Coast Guard Cutter Healy during the escort of the tanker vessel Renda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.    NOME, Alaska - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lands on a frozen sea ice sheet in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on Jan. 18, 2012. Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler.

NOME, Alaska – Nome residents make their way to and from the Coast Guard Cutter Healy over the frozen Bering Sea Jan. 18, 2012. The Healy crew offered tours to any locals who walked, or rode snowmobiles, out to the icebreaker. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.    NOME, Alaska - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lands on a frozen sea ice sheet in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy on Jan. 18, 2012. Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler.  NOME, Alaska – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter sits near the top of a mountain just north of the city of Nome Jan. 16, 2012. The crew of the Dolphin was in Nome to assist during the escort of the tanker vessel Renda by the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

NOME, Alaska – Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Fisher, an aviation survival technician based at Air Station Kodiak, helps guide the crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to a safe landing spot on a snowy beach Jan. 18, 2012. After landing the Dolphin, the crew gave Nome residents tours of the aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.      NOME, Alaska - A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lands on a frozen sea ice sheet on Jan. 18, 2012. Coast Guard ice landings are extremely rare, requiring extensive safety testing of ice prior to execution. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler.

NOME, Alaska - Coast Guard Cutter Healy remains offshore as tanker vessel Renda's transfer of 1.3 million gallons of fuel nears completion on Jan. 18, 2012. Healy has been escorting and breaking ice for Renda since Jan. 3, 2012, and will soon begin breaking more than 360 miles of ice for the return trip. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.      NOME, Alaska – Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Lutz, an aviation mechanic from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, leans out the door of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to inspect landing gear as the aircraft descends onto the snow Jan. 16, 2012. The landing was one of many conducted to familiarize the crew with snow and ice operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

 

NOME, Alaska – Residents of Nome gather around a Coast Guard MH-60 Dolphin helicopter as the crew explains some of its specifications Jan. 18, 2012. The crew landed the helicopter on a beach just outside of town to give locals a chance to familiarize themselves with the aircraft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.    NOME, Alaska – Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Griffin, an aviation mechanic from Air Station Kodiak, speaks to a young Nome resident about working aboard a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Jan. 18, 2012. The crew of the Dolphin landed the aircraft on a beach just outside the city of Nome during a community event. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.  NOME, Alaska – Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Fisher, an aviation survival technician from Air Station Kodiak, helps a young Nome resident into the cockpit of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Jan. 18, 2012. The Dolphin was on display during the afternoon for Nome residents to tour. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

NOME, Alaska – Nome residents gather around a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to ask crewmembers questions about the aircraft Jan. 18, 2012. The Coast Guard Cutter Healy, on which the Dolphin travelled to Nome, sits just off the coast in the background. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.    NOME, Alaska – A brightly colored safety flag marks an ice-road made for fuel transfer hoses between the tanker vessel Renda and the Nome harbor Jan. 16, 2012. The hoses were in place to transfer the more than 1.3 million gallons of fuel brought by the Renda while being escorted by the Coast Guard Cutter Healy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.    Coast Guard Cutter Healy and tanker vessel Renda remain offshore as the offload of 1.3 million gallons of fuel nears completion on Jan. 18, 2012. Healy has been escorting and breaking ice for Renda since Jan. 3, 2012, and will soon begin breaking more than 360 miles of ice for the return trip. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.

 

 

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